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Arts Policy

The purpose of the Arts Policy is to promote social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002 through the facilitation, support, promotion, regulation, and in some cases, the direct provision of public arts within the Napier community. The policy is a consolidated document which reviews the arts and art deco heritage activities that Council is currently involved in, provides a decision making framework for Council, and seeks to provide a consistent and integrated approach to the delivery of Council services in areas of arts and art deco heritage.

Audit and Risk Committee Charter

The objective of the Audit and Risk Committee (the Committee) is to provide independent, objective assurance and assistance to the Napier City Council (the Council) on the Council’s governance, risk management, internal control and compliance frameworks, and its external accountability responsibilities.

Brand Policy & Guidelines - External Use Guide

Napier City Council Brand Policy & Guidelines - External Use Guide

CCTV Policy

Napier City Council endeavours to provide a safe and secure environment to protect its staff, customers and the interests of our ratepayers. Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras are installed and operated at a number of locations.

Code of Conduct for Elected Members Policy

The Code of Conduct (the Code) sets out the standards of behaviour expected from elected members in the exercise of their duties. Its purpose is to: • enhance the effectiveness of the local authority and the provision of good local government of the community, city, district or region; • promote effective decision-making and community engagement; • enhance the credibility and accountability of the local authority to its communities; and • develop a culture of mutual trust, respect and tolerance between the members of the local authority and between the members and management. This purpose is given effect through the values, roles and responsibilities and specific behaviours agreed in this Code.

Complaints Policy

This policy covers any complaints regarding the Napier City Council’s policies, management, by-laws, services, regulations or relevant legislation.

Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy updated 5 Jun 2018
Development and Financial Contributions Policy

This policy sets out the development and financial contributions payable, specifies how and when they are to be calculated and paid, and summarises the methodology and rationale used in calculating the level of contributions.

Dog Control Policy

This policy provides clear guidance to the public and Council staff involved in the administration of the Dog Control Act 1996. It sets out a variety of mechanisms that will be used in the day to day activity of dog control in Napier City.

Easter Sunday Trading Policy

This policy applies to the whole of the Napier District. This policy does not apply to the sale and supply of alcohol which is regulated under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Fire Hydrant Use Policy

Under the above legislation, Napier City Council has a duty to protect and manage risks to the potable water it supplies to residents and customers. The use of fire hydrants connected to the water supply system can pose a risk to the quality and quantity of water supplied to residents and customers. This policy outlines the measures taken to manage: • the risk of contamination (quality) to Napier City’s potable water supply from those using fire hydrants. • the quantity of water taken from fire hydrant in order to reduce or eliminate pressure variations in the wider water system • risk and damage to the water supply system.

Footpath Management Policy

The primary purpose of footpaths is pedestrian movement which is referred to in this document as "pedestrian-priority". Footpaths can be used for a variety of other activities such as outdoor cafe seating, signs, retail displays and street performances. These activities contribute to the character and vibrancy of our public spaces, but they can also be in conflict with the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians. The Footpath Management Policy provides rules for activities which may be licensed on all Napier's footpaths and it reinforces the pedestrian-priority principle.

Gambling Venues Policy

The purpose of this policy is to: • Address the cumulative effects that additional opportunities for gambling in the district could present our community • To curb the growth of gambling in the district • To minimise the harm to the community caused by gambling • Control the LOCATION of class 4 gambling and TAB board venues.

Graffiti Removal Policy

Graffiti has been a topic of discussions in the city for a number of years. Methods of response and removing graffiti have evolved over time. It is considered that a policy and methods should now be confirmed.

Health and Safety Contractor Management Standard

Napier City Council's health and safety requirements - what we expect of, and undertake to provide, for contractors, subcontractors and others in the workplace.

Investment Policy

The Investment Policy is adopted under Section 102(1) of the Local Government Act 2002 and must state the local authority’s policies in respect of investments.

Liability Management Policy

This policy is provided in accordance with Section 102 (1) of the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA).

Liquor Provisional LAP Recommended by Committee
Local Governance Statement

A collection of information about the processes that Council uses to engage with the city's residents. It outlines how Council makes decisions and shows how residents can influence those processes.

Location of Approved Psychoactive Products Sales Points Policy

Objectives of the Policy: To minimise the potential for adverse effects from the sale of approved psychoactive products in residential, tourism and industrial areas. To minimise the potential for harm to sensitive communities (such as places of worship, family focussed and child focussed areas) from the sale of psychoactive products.

LTP 2018-28 Council Funding and Financial Policies
Marine Parade Foreshore Reserve Business Concessions Policy

To stimulate and enhance community enjoyment of Napier's Marine Parade, by providing opportunities for mobile concessionaires to operate on this Foreshore Reserve.

Memorials Policy

This policy covers memorials being placed in any public space within Napier City, including buildings, on pavements, parks, street or public places. All such memorials will be required to conform to this policy and any existing memorial cannot be taken as a precedent for future approvals.

Parks and Reserves Donations Policy

Council frequently receives requests from people wishing to donate items for use in its Parks and Reserves. These items can range from park furniture (predominantly seats) to trees, to a parcel of land for Reserve purposes. In many instances these requests can be accommodated however in the absence of any formal Council policy the line can sometimes become blurred as to what is acceptable and what is not. The following policy sets out clarification on these issues to provide guidance to Council officers in assessing receipt of such donations.

Rates Postponement for Maori Freehold Land

Policy on Rates Postponement for Maori Freehold Land

Rates Postponement Policy

This policy describes the criteria for the postponement of rates regarding farmland, the elderly and special circumstances.

Rates Remission Policy

Rates Remission Policy

Revenue and Financing Policy

The Revenue and Financing Policy sets out how the Council funds each activity it is involved in.

Sewerage Connection Policy

This policy deals with the General Conditions of Approval for Sewerage Connections - Outside Drainage Areas.

Shade Policy

The purpose of this Shade Policy is to reduce the impacts of sun exposure and support Napier City Council's outcomes to provide infrastructure and services to support good health and wellbeing; and safe and accessible recreational facilities.

Signage Guidelines

These Signage Guidelines have been written specifically for the Napier central business district but its principles may be applied to other heritage buildings elsewhere in the city. It provides businesses, building owners and developers with a practical and useful reference to the key principles of Art Deco design in general, and Napier’s Art Deco design in particular.

Significance and Engagement Policy

Napier City Council has developed this policy to enable Council and our communities to identify the degree of significance attached to particular issues, proposals, assets, decisions and activities. Provide clarity about how and when communities can expect to be engaged in decisions made by Council. Inform Council from the beginning of a decision-making process about the extent, form and type of engagement required.

Smokefree Policy

Hastings District and Napier City Councils Smokefree Policy focuses on where people are requested not to smoke. Whether people choose to become smokefree is outside the scope of this policy.

Standing Orders

This document sets out standing orders for the conduct of proceedings at meetings of territorial authorities, regional councils and community boards in the form of model orders for adoption with or without amendment. It incorporates new provisions in the Local Government Act 2002 as they affect the provisions of the model standing orders.

Triennial Agreement Hawke's Bay Region

An agreement of the five Hawke's Bay Councils to work collaboratively, to maximise efficiency and to promote wellbeing in their respective communities.


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